Particle Panic! by Kristine Larsen audiobook

Particle Panic!: How Popular Media and Popularized Science Feed Public Fears of Particle Accelerator Experiments

By Kristine Larsen
Read by Jennifer Jill Araya

Blackstone Publishing 9783030122058

The Science and Fiction Series

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799915263

  • ISBN: 9781799915256

  • ISBN: 9781799915270

Runtime: 8.31 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From novels and short stories to television and film, popular media has made a cottage industry of predicting the end of the world will be caused by particle accelerators. Rather than allay such fears, public pronouncements by particle scientists themselves often unwittingly fan the flames of hysteria.

This book surveys media depictions of particle accelerator physics and the perceived dangers these experiments pose. In addition, it describes the role of scientists in propagating such fears and misconceptions, offering as a conclusion ways in which the scientific community could successfully allay such misplaced fears through more effective communication strategies.

The book is aimed at the general reader interested in separating fact from fiction in the field of high-energy physics, at science educators and communicators, and, last but not least, at all scientists concerned about these issues.

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Author Bio: Kristine Larsen

Author Bio: Kristine Larsen

Kristine M Larsen holds a Ph.D. in Physics and is currently a professor at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, in the Geological Sciences Department. She has published a number of books, among them The Women Who Popularized Geology in the 19th Century, The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman, The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who, and Cosmology 101.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 8.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English